August 28, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Fertilizer regulations limit nutrient use in Charlotte County

To improve and protect the quality of area waterways, the use of fertilizers containing nitrogen and phosphorus in Southwest Florida is regulated yearround. More...

Reduce your boating ‘wakeprint’ on the water

Soon after a boat passes, its wake has vanished. But as boaters, we do impact the waters we love, and there are ways to keep our “wakeprints” invisible. More...

Hyundai releases design concept for new i20

Hyundai Motor has revealed design renderings of the new i20, which was designed at Hyundai Motor’s Design Centre Europe in Rüsselsheim, Germany. More...

Special Sections

Business News

Stitching for a Living

School season becomes embroidery season

FROM THE ANCIENT TEXTILE TRADITIONS OF CENTRAL ASIA TO the gognots or Armenian bridal aprons of a couple of centuries ago to the decorative frontier designs of Native Americans who used porcupine quills and beads — or the European settlers aro More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Little Good Times: a cozy, old-fashioned diner

In this age of giant restaurant chains, it’s refreshing to find a cozy little diner where the servers remember your name. That’s the case with Little Good Times Restaurant, 1932 Kings Highway, Port Charlotte. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Obesity is a huge and rapidly growing federal government expense

Obesity is an epidemic. The statistics are startling: 35 percent of the adult population and 40 percent of adults age 65-74 are obese. More...

Troubled teens find structure, mentors at AMIkids

The sense of having a family ended up being a welcome if foreign notion to Ricky, who is 16. When he arrived at a group foster home for teenage boys last January, off a dirt road outside Punta Gorda, he planned to get kicked out. More...

PEEPLES SPEAKS

Life in Florida before air conditioning

After a hard, hot, humid summer day, you enter your comfortable airconditioned home and enjoy an ice-cold drink of limeade. It’s easy to associate the refreshing lime juice with subtropical Florida. More...

A monitor for your baby

Handing over the Corvette keys just got easier

Owners of 2015 Chevrolet Corvettes will feel better about handing over the keys to their car, thanks to the new Valet Mode with Performance Data Recorder. More...

The Best

Welcome to Florida Weekly’s Best special section

The Best compiles Charlotte County’s obscure, scandalous, the whimsical and wondrous. It allows us all to take an off-kilter look at the people, places and things that make Southwest Florida a great place to live. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

26434 Copiapo Circle, Punta Gorda

THIS THREE-BEDROOM, TWO-BATH POOL home is on a corner lot with more than 2,200 square feet of living area in deed-restricted Deep Creek with county sewer and water. More...

Check out a forecast for region’s real estate market

The area’s housing market is the forerunner of all other real estate market sectors and a key indicator of growth, development and investment opportunity. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

New plays

Gulfshore Playhouse performs fresh scripts from rising playwrights

EMBRACE THE UNKNOWN. You never know what you might discover. That’s especially true in the theater, where seeing something new can bring unexpected delight or maybe even a personal epiphany. More...

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe announces ‘Love, Laughter and Legends’ season

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe’s 2014- 15 season, “Love, Laughter and Legends,” includes three Saturday matinees added for each show and a special holiday show being offered in addition to the regular season. More...

WRITING CHALLENGE

Stake out your story, pitch a tale based on our photo

The Florida Weekly Writing Challenge continues, where we ask readers to submit stories based on our photo prompts. This week, we’re printing a story inspired by the photo of the tent and popcorn stand seen here. More...